The biography of Horatio Herbert, 1st Earl of Kitchener of Khartoum, 1850-1916, the victor of Omdurman and a man who, at the turn of the last century, caught the popular imagination of the people of Britain. Part 1 of this double volume deals with the reconquest of Sudan, where Kitchener lead the Anglo-Egyptian force at Omdurman. Part 2 opens with Kitchener of Khartoum arriving in the Indian Empire as Commander-in-Chief and his posting to Egypt as pro-consul. When the Great War broke out he said it would last at least three years and that he must raise a new army of three million men. The author argues that despite his untimely death, Kitchener was the architect of allied victory, and that his planning was masterly. The aftermath of Mons, the Munitions Crisis, Gallipoli, the Kut disaster, the stalemate on the Western Front and Kitchener's vision of peace are all recreated in this work.
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Reviews of Kitchener
'What is refreshing about this biography is its liveliness and engagement and its understanding of how those who lived in such different times saw themselves.' The Spectator
'This book is a valuable contribution to the study not just of British power at that period, but of greatness....it is an exemplary account of an extraordinary life.' Country Life
'Kitchener by John Pollock is a superb double volume biography that will transform your view of Kitchener and the First World War.' Evening News
'John Pollack expolores the character of a man behind those familiar fetures, unravelling the enigma, and revealing his secrets.' East Anglian Daily Times
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Book Description Constable, London, 1998. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. Plates a family tree plus maps (illustrator). 1st Edition. Thick 8vo. New. 2 volumes in one, the complete story. A heavy book that will require extra postage out side of U.K. Bookseller Inventory # 017735
Book Description Constable, 2001. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0094803404